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Stevensville Home Destroyed by Fire

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(Photo: Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office) (Photo: Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office)

STEVENSVILLE, Md.- Authorities have ruled as accidental an early Thursday morning fire that left a Stevensville home in ruins. 

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said the blaze occurred at around 2 a.m. at a one story home located at 118 Laird Benton Road. 

It took 33 firefighters from the United Communities Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments approximately an hour and a half to get the fire under control. 

The fire caused an estimated $400,000 in damage to the structure and another $75,000 in damage to its contents. There were no reported injuries.

Investigators, who said the home was unoccupied at the time of the fire, determined it started in the living room and was the result of rehab work being inside the home. 

Deputy state fire marshals said that due to the time of day and weather conditions, the fire destroyed the entire home prior to firefighters' arrival.

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